Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2008 (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, in 2008, the top 3 African countries with high net exports of goods and services by percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) (i.e. total exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP minus total imports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP) are: Equatorial Guinea (49.76%), Libya (43.53%), and Gabon (35.40%).

On the other hand, in 2008, the top 3 African countries with high net imports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP (i.e. total imports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP minus total exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP) are: Lesotho (55.29%), Zimbabwe (26.59%), and Burundi (26.20%).

The World Bank defines exports of goods and services as "the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world" , and defines imports of goods and services as "the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world".

Interact with the charts and table below to see the details of the imports and exports of goods and services made by African countries as a percentage of GDP in 2008 .

See also: Imports and Exports of African Countries in 2008 (Current US$).

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports of Goods and Services for African Countries in 2008 (% GDP)
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Country Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
Algeria 28.71 47.97
Angola 48.89 72.47
Benin 25.64 22.14
Botswana 51.04 45.67
Burkina Faso 25.24 10.15
Burundi 36.7 10.5
Cape Verde 63.09 36.9
Cameroon 29.92 27.01
Republic of Congo 59.71 73.4
Ivory Coast 30.93 31.01
Democratic Republic of the Congo 44.74 39.03
Central African Republic 23.43 11
Chad 37.6 42.7
Egypt 38.64 33.04
Equatorial Guinea 39.46 89.22
Eritrea 26.13 4.43
Eswatini 60.04 52.95
Gabon 26.8 62.2
Gambia 24.61 14.48
Ghana 44.49 25.03
Guinea 42.54 21.64
Guinea-Bissau 32.79 19.85
Kenya 34.91 22.67
Lesotho 108.21 52.92
Libya 28.98 72.51
Madagascar 46.65 27.71
Mali 38.33 25.14
Mauritania 52.52 41.6
Mauritius 64.42 51.07
Morocco 49.93 35.74
Mozambique 35.82 26.52
Zambia 30.54 28.92
Zimbabwe 68.06 41.47
Tanzania 29.56 19.47
Uganda 31.98 24.28
Tunisia 58.69 55.65
Togo 50.34 34.31
Sudan 17.61 20.53
South Africa 33.72 32.26
South Sudan 31.24 66.03
Sierra Leone 25.69 13.52
Senegal 41.92 20.85
Rwanda 26.35 11.28
Niger 26.53 13.18
Nigeria 15.13 25.67
Namibia 65.99 53.65
Comoros 28 8.22
Seychelles 112.13 101.39

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